Detecting and Deterring Drugs in Shetland

Police Scotland

“The Dogs Against Drugs Charity play a vital role in police work, doing much more than just tracing drugs and securing evidence in relation to drug offenders. The Drugs Dogs, guided by their handlers, with the support of the Charity Members continue to make a positive contribution to the safety and wellbeing of Shetland.

By routinely working in tandem with the police, intelligence led disruption patrols continue to be carried out throughout Shetland. The patrols provide a strong deterrent helping in reducing all crime types such as violence, anti-social behaviour, and drugs supply/misuse. The obvious benefits to this partnership-working, can be seen when looking at the drop in crime levels, making Shetland one of the safest communities in the United Kingdom.”

**Detective Sergeant Bryan Ronald**

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